A Focus on the Play of Elements of Caste in Cyrus Mistry’s Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer
S. Rema Devi

Rema Devi S, Associate Professor Head, Department of English, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 05 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 January 2020 | Manuscript Published on 04 February 2020 | PP: 26-29 | Volume-8 Issue-4S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10091284S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1009.1284S419
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Abstract: Every individual is born with equal rights. No individual is superior to the other. Curtailing freedom of people owes to factors like religion, caste, colour, gender, language etc. Every human being should live with full freedom. However, since time dating back to the ancient days, man has followed the system of caste. Caste determined the status and well-being of a man. The division of castes depended on many external factors like the colour of the skin, the occupation of people, the religious policies, the political backgrounds, the evolutionary factors etc. The occupational theory throws light that there were people who were branded outcastes or untouchables, owing to the jobs they did. On account of the mean jobs done by some people, they were branded untouchables or outcastes. The present paper focuses on the plight of such a group of people, namely the Parsi corpse bearers. The paper is an attempt to trace the elements of social stigmata and sufferings of theses corpse bearers and their plight, struggling to have their rights as normal human beings, in Cyrus Mistry’s Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer.
Keywords: Elements of Caste, Cyrus Mistry, Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences